Sunday, February 7, 2016

Rollins' Rankings

Jimmy Rollins ranks in the Phillies' career top 10 in most batting categories, but not these three.

Rollins' Rankings

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Jimmy Rollins, whose contract is up after this season, is in the Phillies' all-time top 10 of no less than 12 offensive categories (which we will detail later in the season), but here are three in which he has yet to reach that level. He'll need to re-up with the local nine if he has any hope of reaching the top 10 in at least two of them.

Here are the Phillies that rank from 10th to 15th in those categories:

  HOME RUNS  
10     Johnny Callison    185
11 Chase Utley 181
12 Willie Jones 180
13 Jimmy Rollins 163
14 Mike Lieberthal 150
14 Scott Rolen 150
     
  RUNS BATTED IN  
10 Greg Luzinski 811
11 Cy Williams 795
12 Willie Jones 753
13 Pinky Whitney 734
14 Granny Hamner               705
15 Jimmy Rollins 701
     
  BASES ON BALLS  
10 Greg Luzinski 572
11 Billy Hamilton 553
12 Cy Williams 551
13 Jimmy Rollins 548
14 Sherry Magee 546
15 Del Ennis 539
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